Football Association officially submits letter of intent to host the 2023 Asian Cup to AFC

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jang Bo-in = The Korea Football Association submitted a letter of intent to host the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Asian Cup for the first time in 63 years.

The Football Association announced on the 30th, “Today at 2 PM, we have officially submitted a letter of intent to host the 2023 Asian Cup to the AFC and confirmed the acceptance.”

Previously, the AFC extended the application deadline for the Asian Cup bid from the 30th of this month to the 15th of July, but the Football Association finished the application early.

The Asian Cup was originally planned to be held in China, but China returned the hosting rights due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

The new host country will be decided at the AFC Executive Committee meeting in October.

Korea, which held the 2nd Asian Cup at the Hyochang Stadium in Seoul in 1960, is challenging to hold the first tournament in 63 years.

In addition to Korea, Japan, Australia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Indonesia are known to have shown their intention to host.

boin@yna.co.kr

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